New American Standard Bible
We lift up our heart and hands Toward God in heaven;
King James Bible
Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
Darby Bible Translation
Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto �God in the heavens.
World English Bible
Let us lift up our heart with our hands to God in the heavens.
Young's Literal Translation
We lift up our heart on the hands unto God in the heavens.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Literally, "Let us lift up our heart unto our hands unto God in heaven;" as if the heart first lifted up the hands, and then with them mounted up in prayer to God. In real prayer the outward expression is caused by the emotion stirring within.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
A Psalm of David. To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.
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